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Utah man allegedly threatens to shoot football coach, kids during argument

MAGNA, Utah (ABC4) – A Utah man was arrested for threatening to shoot a coach and children at a high school football practice in Salt Lake County. According to Unified Police, 38-year-old Joshua Howard was involved in a verbal altercation with a female at a public park in Magna near a playground and field area. Authorities say children were at the playground and a high school football practice was taking place nearby.
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Man arrested for threatening to shoot youth football coach during practice, police say

A youth football team had to end practice early on Monday after a man threatened to get a gun and shoot the coach, according to Unified police. The man was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of making a threat of terrorism. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) — MAGNA — A youth football team was forced to end practice early on Monday and sent everyone home for their safety after a man allegedly threatened to shoot the coach, according to Unified police.
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Utah Police Shoot At Minorities A Disproportionate Amount — The Salt Lake Tribune Dove Into The Numbers

For more than a year, the Salt Lake Tribune and PBS Frontline have been compiling records that detail who gets shot at by police. This week, they released their findings. One of the main takeaways was that the data doesn’t line up with Utah’s demographics. KUER’s Caroline Ballard spoke with Salt Lake Tribune criminal justice reporter Paighten Harkins about the investigation. She said the paper had been looking at some of these records for years, but during last summer’s racial justice protests nationwide they really dug into the work.
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Police investigating assault with a gun near East High

Salt Lake police said Sunday they are investigating an alleged aggravated assault that involved a gun on Friday. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News) — SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake police and East High School resource officers are investigating an aggravated assault involving a firearm that occurred Friday night near the football stadium, police said Sunday.
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Utah sex offender convicted 7 months ago under investigation again

A Murray man convicted of sexual abuse of a child seven months ago was placed on probation. Investigators arrested him Wednesday and say he has since committed similar crimes. (Shutterstock) — SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was placed on probation just seven months ago after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met on social media could be headed to prison if new allegations against him are true.
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'He was coming to kill me': Officers found to be justified in killing knife-wielding man

"He was coming after me. There was no doubt in my mind, he was coming after me. He was locked on me the whole time," said Salt Lake police officer Darren Austill. Austill and fellow officer Nathan Harward were legally justified when they shot and killed 39-year-old Rezek Yaqub Yahya as Yahya charged at Austill while holding a knife, the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office concluded Friday.
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DA rules use of deadly force at Pioneer Park as 'justified'

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has ruled the June fatal shooting of Rezek Yaqub Yahya by officers from the Salt Lake Police Department as justified. His office has declined to press charges against the officer. The shooting happened the morning of June 10...
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Silver alert canceled for 61-year-old woman

Salt Lake police have found 61-year-old Laura Bullock, who went missing from Murray on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Salt Lake City Police Department) SALT LAKE CITY — Laura Christina Bullock, 61, was located and is safe, Salt Lake police said Saturday. Laura Christina Bullock, 61, had been last seen about 7:30...
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